Is Randall McHolland leaving the show in the new season? Here is everything we know so far.
If you have been watching the series, we are sure that you may have been wondering if it is really true that Mounch is departing from the series. Since the hiatus, the 11th season has now reached its eighth episode, and a lot of speculation about this question has been raised on social media and in fan forums. So it is only fair that you get all the answers to unanswered queries.
For you, we’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the current situations surrounding the characters’ arcs and plotlines in this new season. So you can get a head start and be prepared to know the details before the new episodes air on the channel. Here’s everything we know about whether Randall “Mounch” McHolland may or may not be leaving the show.
Chicago Fire Season 11: Who is Mounch?
Randall McHolland, also known as Randy or Mouch, is a veteran firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department, a union rep, and is currently assigned to Truck 81 at Firehouse 51. His nickname “Mouch” comes from the firefighters he worked with, stating that he is always on the couch watching television so he is half-man and half-couch. He is also the President of the Firefighter’s Union and a union representative so has the responsibility to liaise with the Chicago Fire Department regarding any issues that their firefighters or paramedics have and he also accompanies and advises staff with disciplinary meetings.
Chicago Fire Season 11: Is Mouch leaving the series?
According to One Chicago Center, Putting another death so soon after Hawkins, who was killed on the job, would, in all likelihood, make both of them appear cheap. It would be too much for some fans to see Mouch leave after spending a decade watching him develop into a grandfather figure, but the writers know how to space things out. Additionally, Mouch’s arc throughout season 11 has been clarified by actor Christian Stolte, who also said that the character will have to accept the fact that he is approaching retirement.
It’s anticipated that a storyline will take place around Mouch’s birthday in season 11, but since we haven’t reached that point, it’s safe to assume that he will be protected for the time being. Ultimately, The fans can be relieved as Mouch will not die in season 11. He will have to face some unwelcome truths about his age and general mortality, but he won’t pass away in a tragic way. So, we will definitely see more of him in other seasons.
Chicago Fire Season 11: When will the new episode begin airing on NBC?
The series will return to premiere its remaining episodes after hiatus starting on December 7, 2022, with its 9th episode, simply titled “Nemesis,” at the same time slot of every Wednesday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC. It will air alongside Chicago Med at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) and then capped off with Chicago P.D. at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on the broadcast, which will be later available on other streaming platforms. On the other hand, it is already assumed that the new episode will continue the plot from the previous episodes.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “Severide struggles with the cost of helping Det. Pryma with the Martucci case; Gallo campaigns for Herrmann to represent 51 at the National Firefighter’s Association’s Winter Conference; a familiar face makes a shocking return.” In the meantime, we suggest viewers watch the prior episodes in case the viewers haven’t been able to stream the new season yet. Take a look at the official promo below:
Chicago Fire Season 11: A Quick Recap
Here’s what we know about Chicago Fire Season 11 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the episodes.
Episode 1: Hold on Tight – September 21, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.75 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd and Severide’s honeymoon is interrupted by a dangerous person from their past. Kidd’s former academy classmate joins Firehouse 51. Brett and Violet reflect on their relationships.”
Episode 2: Every Scar Tells a Story – September 28, 2022: The episode is directed by Brenna Malloy and written by Matt Whitney. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.76 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Javi spends a couple of shifts at Firehouse 51. Kidd and Carver work together to help Carver’s former boss. As Hawkins and Violet’s relationship blossoms, Gallo turns his attention elsewhere.”
Episode 3: Completely Shattered – October 5, 2022: The episode is directed by Matt Earl Beesley and written by Derek Haas. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.35 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd recruits Carver, Capp, and Tony to help prepare her new lieutenant’s quarters. Severide and Det. Pryma reluctantly pairs up to work on a police investigation. Firehouse 51 comes together to fight a movie theater fire.”
Episode 4: The Center of the Universe – October 12, 2022: The episode is directed by Stephen Cragg and written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.16 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Kidd gets a glimpse into Carver’s chaotic personal life; Mouch and Herrmann receive an unexpected gift.”
Episode 5: Haunted House – October 19, 2022: The episode is directed by Reza Tabrizi and written by Victor Teran. It is estimated to be viewed by 7.03 million US viewers. According to the official synopsis, “Firehouse 51 hosts a Halloween open house; Kidd and Severide help a young girl after she gets kicked out of her home.”
Episode 6: All-Out Mystery – November 2, 2022: The episode is directed by Brenna Malloy and written by Andrea Newman and Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.56 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Severide and Kidd investigate an explosion at a jewelry store; Cruz and Chloe take steps to make Javi a permanent part of their family; Gallo, Ritter, and Mouch try to bond with Carver.”
Episode 7: Angry Is Easier – November 9, 2022: The episode is directed by Kantu Lentz and written by Elizabeth Sherman. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.19 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Herrmann is tasked with fulfilling a man’s dying wish; Kidd reflects on her Girls on Fire program after one of her student’s graduates from the Fire Academy; a heckler harasses Firehouse 51.”
Episode 8: A Beautiful Life – November 16, 2022: The episode is directed by Lisa Robinson and the story is written by Ashley Cooper along with the teleplay written by Andrea Newman & Michael Gilvary. It is estimated to be viewed by 6.90 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Detective Pryma asks for Severide’s help on a case involving explosives; Gallo and Carver clash after Gallo improvises on a call; Violet encourages Brett to start dating again.”
Chicago Fire Season 11: Where to stream the new episodes?
Chicago Fire is available to stream on Peacock, fuboTV, and Hulu Plus. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on the NBC official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on Wednesday nights at the 9/8c time slot. Additionally, the previous seasons of Chicago Fire are also available to stream for free on IMDb TV, based on the user’s location.
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